Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field

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April 13, 1964 – Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps build a chapel in Lilies of the Field (1963).

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